Carmelo Anthony left Monday's game in Houston with what the Knicks called "back spasms" and did not return in the second half. I was hoping we'd get an update today -- and we may yet -- on Melo's status, but so far, we just have what was reported last night. Melo was apparently in a lot of pain post-game, so much so that he needed to make a quick run for those extra special pills before the plane left for Dallas:
Melo is flying with team to Dallas but first will visit Houston doctor for pain medication not stored in arena— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) November 25, 2014
And there's this:
Carmelo Anthony is expected to fly with the #Knicks to Dallas and was walking on his own, per a team official. That's considered a good sign— Ian Begley (@IanBegley) November 25, 2014
I'll add updates if I see any. For now, I just hope Melo doesn't try to play if any part of his person is even slightly below comfortable playing condition.
Update: There we are:
Carmelo Anthony did not practice today in Dallas with the team and is listed as doubtful for tomorrow with back spasms.— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) November 25, 2014
Anthony is in Dallas, however, and has not been sent home for tests. Knicks just began practice at SMU. Can't imagine Melo playing in OKC.— Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) November 25, 2014